Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Frozen Flowers to lift the Spirit

In amongst all our sadness for Sam, after losing her beloved husband Richie, I am posting these pictures of brave flowers that have weathered extreme cold and snow in our Northumberland garden and are still there to cheer us.

These are Old English roses, Graham Thomas, that often go on flowering until Christmas.

This rose, growing on the house wall, was planted a very long time ago. It is a once-a-summer flowerer. What is it doing flowering now?

This orange-berried Pyracantha is keeping its food for the birds for a little while yet.

Here you can see what last night brought - freezing fog. Proper colour of the flowers is there in the middle.

And this brave fellow, Hebe Diamond, will flower most of the winter. I love it for that.

This did its flowering proper in the summer, as it should. Now it is doing it all over again in this inclement weather.
Here is one of G's roses - sooo beautiful.


Pili pala said...

Thank you Withy, they're beautiful x

Preseli Mags said...

Wow! So many brave blooms. How lovely to have them in your garden now. Gorgeous.

Calico Kate said...

WithyB these are lovely pictures. I am sure that there is something in here for us to learn from. Life within death (of the other plants) Light in darkness things like that.
I hope more PC'ers come and have a look.

Cait O'Connor said...

Thank you Withy, just what we need at this time.
Was that a buddleia I saw?

mountainear said...

What brave flowers - lovely snowy pictures too on the previous post.

I've had the first egg from my new hens today. Seems like a good omen.

Exmoorjane said...

Withy, these are lovely. Just what we need, indeed.....Thank you. jx

CAMILLA said...

Lovely picture Withy, thank you for sharing with us.

We have the Pyracantha growing outside kichen window, I know the birds love them for the red berries.

Pretty Rose Withy, what name of Rose is it? We have a Purple butterfly bush growing here, and we have a butterfly inside one of the bedrooms at the moment, in this weather.! Sadly it will not live long, but I am determined not to let it go outside in this frost.


patsy said...

Frosty gardens have a beauty all of their own, don't they Withy? Scuptural and ethereal...
Thank you for posting these!

Withy Brook said...

Not a butterfly bush. Hebe Diamond. It's label says Flowering time, Mid to late Summer up to first frosts. It does not seem to notice frosts!
The first rose is Graham Thomas. Do not know what the others are - the one on the wall is ancient.

Pipany said...

These pictures are just so lovely Withy as are the beautiful snowy ones before it. Truly lovly, thank you xx

Frances said...

Brave blooms, resiliant beauties all. Thank you, Withy, for posting these reminders of persistent, gentle, lovely strength.